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Reviewed 26 March 2013

We stayed at the Kennedy Nova for 7 nights and chose it because of it's full board value and location. We were not disappointed.
The hotel is quite deceptive from the front and much larger than expected although the dining area was at the back of reception on the ground floor with very little light and in such a prime location overlooking the bay and Manoel Island it would have been lovely to dine at the front of the building. I'm certain the hotel would gain ouside custom in their restaurant as the food is very good and staff very attentive and efficient.
In UK terms the hotel is 3* and a little 'tired' but it was very clean and the housekeeping is excellent.
On the first night our room was very cold and we had problems with the air con unit as there were no instructions but we were provided with a portable heater from reception and the following day the problem was resolved but please Kennedy Nova... provide an instruction sheet in all rooms (there are sensors on the windows/balcony doors to stop the heating/ac when open) along with a hotel facility listing such as meal times (found in the lifts and dining area) and gym/jacuzzi prices and pool location/annual opening times etc!
The location is excellent with buses stopping right outside and a short walk into Sliema (10 minutess) to bars, restaurants and shops - M&S, Next, Dorothy Perkins, BHS, Debenhams etc etc!
The staff were so lovely. There was one or two who lacked in customer service skills slightly but wholly they were excellent and happy, smily people.
Bar prices were very similar (if not cheaper) than outside. A bottle of local wine was 6 euros.
I loved that there was one area for congregating guests in the evening with regular entertainment. It encouraged guests to chat and we made some lovely friends who were mostly 2nd time guests and gave lots of local, useful information.
Trips and excursions can be booked at reception and Fiona was so helpful and the prices were on par with other booking agents. The 'Hop on/off' buses are such great value for sightseeing and exploring.
All in all, we were very pleased with our hotel choice and would recommend it for value and location but next time I would definitely book a sea view room as the views are too good to miss.

Room Tip: We stayed in 118 overlooking a side street which was quiet. I would recommend a sea view room though which would be noisier but a whole lot more scenic.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank MrsAitchQ
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HotelKennedyNova, Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2013

Dear MsAitch,

We are glad you found the Hotel Kennedy Nova of great value.

Our staff works hard to deliver an attentive service in all departments.

Thank you also for your insights. We will forward these to the respective managers to be included in the next management meeting.

We would be pleased to host you again at our Hotel.

Regards,

Hotel Kennedy Nova

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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Good location, Good courteous staff. close by bus stops, food very good, drinks reasonably priced. thoroughly to be recommended. Will arrange trips and transfers. very very helpful. will return for sure!

Room Tip: worth extra for seaview
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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HotelKennedyNova, Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2013

Dear BernardBaeten,

It is always a pleasure to hear that guests enjoyed their stay at Hotel Kennedy Nova! We always emphasise on the quality of our service and also the value of our products.

Thank you for recommending!

Regards,

Hotel Kennedy Nova

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Reviewed 14 March 2013

I stayed at Kennedy Nova back in September '12 and came back for a few nights this month.

Again, room was clean and staff wrre friendly. This time we had a sea view room which was worth every extra penny. It was 4th floor so the view was spectacular.

All in all a good, budget, no frills hotel if you're looking for somewhere clean to use as a base to explore the island.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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HotelKennedyNova, Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2013

Dear Chris3Jerry,

Many thanks for staying again at our Hotel!

It is always a great pleasure to host our guests in a friendly and clean environment.

Our staff works hard to offer such a service and we would be delighted to host you again in the near future.

Regards,

Hotel Kennedy Nova

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Reviewed 4 March 2013

My friend and I stayed here for a week at the end of February and were extremely pleased with every aspect of the hotel. It was very clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly, polite and helpful and there was a very good choice of food for both breakfast and dinner. Like one previous reviewer our room had no view as it looked into a tiny central courtyard, but the room was large enough and we planned to go out to see the many fascinating sights of Malta rather than look from our hotel window! The location of the hotel is perfect, because of the nearby bus and ferry stops, plus a huge range of restaurants, bars and shops very close by. We did not pay a vast sum for our accommodation so were delighted to have such excellent value for money.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Mashirley
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HotelKennedyNova, Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2013

Dear Mashirley

Thank you for letting us know that you found that Hotel Kennedy Nova was excellent value for your money!

We make every effort to offer our guests a friendly and comfortable stay at our hotel.

We hope to have the opportunity of hosting you again in the near future.

Regards,

Hotel Kennedy Nova

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Reviewed 28 February 2013

My first choice hotel was the nearby Bayview Hotel & Apartments but due to my room there not being available due to maintenance issues i was relocated to the Kennedy Nova for my first night. The hotel is in a good location on the Strand in Gzira just before you reach Sliema, there are plenty of bars and eateries nearby. i had a claustrophobic single room with no view, a small balcony looking into a very tight enclosed central courtyard. i had asmall single bed. the TV was like something off the Antiques Roadshow a small 90's looking portable which i couldn't get to switch on, in the end i gave up. on the plus side the room was clean, bathroom adequate and the reception staff were very friendly. a bigger room would have been better but my views may be coloured by the fact i wasn't there of my own violition.

Room Tip: Inland rooms fairly claustrophobic
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Clembo1957
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HotelKennedyNova, Manager at Hotel Kennedy Nova, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2013

Dear Clembo1957,

In the rare occasion that we are asked to host guests that have booked in another hotel, we always advice the guest to contact their tour operator/booking website and communicate the situation.

In this particular occasion, we were asked to provide a room on a short notice.

Should you kindly reconsider of staying at our friendly Hotel in the near future, please contact our reservations department so that we will take the opportunity to please you.

Regards,

Hotel Kennedy Nova

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